how heavy are you ??
Marzocchi MXC fork
I am thinking about using a 7 inch rotor on the fork ... i hear this is a no no ..i am a C/C guy no freeriding here just looking for a little more control .. what you think? i am 260 w/gear
ANYONE OUT THERE TRY anything other that a 6 on a Marz MXC MXCOMP or the like?
If so whats your riding like and your weight. Comeon you fat fatties!
I have 1 trouble-free season, trails/logs/rocks but no big drops, with an Avid 203 mm mechanical disc on a 2004 Marzocchi MX Comp ETS. The ride is a '95 Trek Y-22. The rider is 6'3'', 205 and 58. HTH Tony
I had a Magura Julie w/a 180mm rotor and didnt have any trouble, but then again that brake was super weak.
One thing I did notice is that the drop outs were getting worn away from slight movement. I think this was do from the axle nuts being Al and not steel, it was a formula hub and the axle nuts were too soft and didnt bite the dropout well enuff.
It was on a 02 mxc
89 Univega HT -???-
92 Specd SJ HT M2 -stolen-
92 Specd SJ HT M2 -sold-
94 Specd SJ HT M2 -sold-
97 Klien Mantra -sold-
01 Specd enduro FSR
02 Specd enduro FSR -sold-
04 Specd stumpjumper FSR
05 Specd enduro FSR Sworks
I've always run 8 inch front rotors.
Since the first set of Hayes disc I bought over 6 years ago, I've always ran 8 inch front rotors. After years of riding and wrenching on motorcycles, it just seemed to make sense.
Anyway, I've run MILES in northern Cali on some nice trails without a problem, including trails like downieville, many Tahoe trails, Northstar ski area, most of the trails in the sierra mountains.
The following forks have been no problem for me with 8 inch rotors:
99 Z1 alloy (no other choice but 8 inch rotors for this fork)
98 Z2 BAM
98 Z2 Alloy
2000 Z3 flylight
2001 Z2 atom
2003 Z1 FR
2003 MX comp
2004 Z150 sl
No problems yet. But I do a lot of pre/post ride checks on my bikes so hopefully I'll catch any problems before I take a bad header.
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